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Strong Earthquake Strikes W. Burma

Posted by feww on April 13, 2016


M6.9 quake strikes SE of Mawlaik, Burma

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.9Mw  [Subject to change due to procedural issues at USGS/EHP]
Location: 23.133°N, 94.900°E  about  74km SE of Mawlaik, Burma
Depth: 134.8 km
Time: 2016-04-13  at 13:55:17 UTC

Probability of casualties and damage according to USGS models

  • About 10 fatalities: 34% (yellow)
  • Damage: Low level  (Green)

Secondary Effects

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses. [USGS/EHP]

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Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes MYANMAR

Posted by feww on March 24, 2011

Quake May Have Caused Heavy Damage

The epicenter was located in a mountainous region of Myanmar near the borders with Thailand and Laos.

Tremors were felt in Bangkok and Hanoi.

Buildings swayed in Bangkok, about 770 kilometers south of the epicenter, AP reported.

No reports of damage as of posting; however, heavy damage could have occurred near the epicenter because buildings in the rural region are believed to be vulnerable to strong shocks.

A5.8 quake, which struck Yingjiang County in southwest China’s Yunnan Province (MYANMAR-CHINA BORDER REGION), killed at least 24 people and injured more than 200 others two weeks ago, a report said. The shock also destroyed about 1,000 buildings.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 6.8
Date-Time: Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 13:55:12 UTC

Location: 20.705°N, 99.949°E
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)

  • 89 km (55 miles) N of Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • 168 km (104 miles) SSW of Yunjinghong, Yunnan, China
  • 589 km (365 miles) NE of Rangoon, Myanmar
  • 772 km (479 miles) N of BANGKOK, Thailand

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 15.4 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)

Event ID: usc0002aes

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